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The New Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPAExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - PujaExcellent1
Oakham - Bishops FarewellExcellent1
Dark Star - SunburstExcellent1
Stealth (formerly Kennet & Avon) - AmbushExcellent1
Oakham - CitraExcellent1
Oakham - MaelstromExcellent1
Otter - BitterExcellent2
Bad Seed - Mandarina Bavaria Pale AleExcellent1
Oakham - TranquilityExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Summer's DayExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Excellent1
Fyne - FyneBankExcellent1
Rockin Robin - Rock A HulaExcellent1
Great Heck - ChristopherGood1
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale AleGood1
Adnams - Ghost ShipGood1
Mobberley - Boom JuiceGood1
Westerham - Scotney Green Hop (now 4%)Good1
Redemption - Rock the KazbekGood1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurGood1
Wild Weather - King St PaleGood2
Purity - Pure UBUGood1
Triple fff - Ramble Tamble (previously 4.6%)Good1
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Yakima Grande (was Dobbin's Yakima Grande Pale Ale)Good1
Chapter - That Old RopeAcceptable1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Newby Wyke - Festive AleNot Tried0
Purity - Mad GooseNot Tried0
St Austell - TrelawnyNot Tried0
Fyne - JarlNot Tried0
Redemption - HopspurNot Tried0
Three Sods - Mon Cheri IPANot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - BeerkeepersNot Tried0
Three Sods - Mon Chéri IPANot Tried0
Wild Card - Session IPANot Tried0
Bad Seed - Azacca Pale AleNot Tried0
Donnington - SBANot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking Not Tried0
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Docker's Delight BitterNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Elsie MoNot Tried0
Cairngorm - Sheepshagger's GoldNot Tried0
Brewster's - Hop a Doodle DooNot Tried0
Cotleigh - Honey BuzzardNot Tried0
Redemption - TrinityNot Tried0
Brentwood - BestNot Tried0
Moor - Nor'HopNot Tried0
Piddle (Dorset Piddle) - PiddleNot Tried0
Dancing Duck - Ay UpNot Tried0
Dorset Brewing Company - Dorset KnobNot Tried0
Clouded Minds - N253 Oatmeal Pale AleNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - CrackendaleNot Tried0
Four Candles - Green BulletNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - All the Small ThingsNot Tried0
Rudgate - VikingNot Tried0
Wantsum - MontgomeryNot Tried0
Milestone - OktoberfestNot Tried0
Rooster's - Three French HensNot Tried0
St Austell - Proper JobNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - ÜberHopNot Tried0
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleNot Tried0
Brighton Bier - West PierNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Mister SquirrelNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

03 Mar 2019 (Archie14)
Quite lunch time visit.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Excellent
Oakham - Maelstrom5.20Excellent
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not Tried
29 Jan 2019 (Andrew)
In for a swift one. Nice and relaxed.
Otter - Bitter3.60ExcellentLovely.
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - ÜberHop5.20Not Tried
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
Brighton Bier - West Pier4.00Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Mister Squirrel4.00Not Tried
06 Jan 2019 (Jack William)
Lunchtime- very quiet until after 2 hen it started to fill up. I went through the board here for the first time (albeit on halfs). Good selection as usual.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80ExcellentPerfect pint.
Stealth (formerly Kennet & Avon) - Ambush4.50ExcellentLovely dry, crisp ale.
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Good
Redemption - Rock the Kazbek4.00GoodHint of apricots?
Wild Weather - King St Pale4.20AcceptableSo cloudy it looked more like a cocktail. Fruity.
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not TriedTaken off - just finished less than 48 hours of going on apparently A sip confirmed.
06 Dec 2018 (Jack William)
Early evening - very few in at first - had a good chat with the guv, Katrina.
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60ExcellentAs expected as well - couldn’t fault it.
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentMet my expectations - faultless.
Bad Seed - Mandarina Bavaria Pale Ale4.50ExcellentAn unfined and unfiltered ale - but very clear nonetheless. A soft, silky feel in the mouth. Lovely.
Rudgate - Viking3.80Not Tried
Wantsum - Montgomery4.00Not Tried
Milestone - Oktoberfest4.20Not Tried
Rooster's - Three French Hens3.90Not Tried
28 Sep 2018 (Jack William)
Friday beer o’clock - lots of comings and goings.
Rockin Robin - Rock A Hula4.00ExcellentNice bite to this fresh, pale ale.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Good
Westerham - Scotney Green Hop (now 4%)4.00GoodA very smooth beer.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - All the Small Things3.70Not Tried
24 Aug 2018 (Jack William)
Evening visit to their bank holiday weekend beer festival. Well attended with a lot of comings and goings. I was treated to a whisky by the landlady - on a very nice Yew tray. The craftsman of the trays was also there, “I love Yew” I told him, time to leave ...
Dark Star - Sunburst4.80ExcellentGood body and cheek-sucking finish.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPA5.60ExcellentSpot on.
Triple fff - Ramble Tamble (previously 4.6%)5.00GoodGood balance of malt and hops.
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Yakima Grande (was Dobbin's Yakima Grande Pale Ale)5.00GoodGood, complex hopped pale ale -not quite bright or would have been rated excellent.
Great Heck - Christopher4.50GoodVery nice dry aftertaste.
Wild Weather - King St Pale4.20GoodUnfined and quite cloudy - but a good fresh lemony taste.
Chapter - That Old Rope6.20AcceptableDisappointed with this - rather bland for a strong American West coast IPA.
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
Cairngorm - Sheepshagger's Gold4.50Not Tried
Brewster's - Hop a Doodle Doo4.30Not Tried
Cotleigh - Honey Buzzard4.50Not Tried
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
Brentwood - Best4.20Not Tried
Moor - Nor'Hop4.10Not Tried
Piddle (Dorset Piddle) - Piddle4.10Not Tried
Dancing Duck - Ay Up3.90Not Tried
Dorset Brewing Company - Dorset Knob3.90Not Tried
Clouded Minds - N253 Oatmeal Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Crackendale5.20Not Tried
Four Candles - Green Bullet4.30Not Tried
17 Aug 2018 (Jack William)
Early Friday evening - usual mix of locals and suits for this time of the week.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Summer's Day4.30ExcellentPerfect.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Puja6.70ExcellentLip-smackingly good. Fresh on as the Viceroy finished.
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale Ale5.00GoodI had the last pint - and a bit more gratis. Very drinkable - and rated very highly by a number of other customers who bemoaned the end of the barrel.
Donnington - SBA4.60Not Tried
St Austell - Trelawny3.80Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking 4.40Not Tried
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Docker's Delight Bitter4.20Not Tried
15 Jul 2018 (Jack William)
Early evening- (world cup just finished) but plenty of people here to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Katrina running the pub - free food, music and Jaipur on at “2 bloody 50” a pint. Two other real ales on as well as the five listed - Azacca and Session IPA - but didn’t note the brewers on these. This pub just gets better and better.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90GoodWould have rated excellent earlier in the day no doubt - but this was on its last legs (at £2.50 a pint it was going quickly. Still packed a punch.
Purity - Pure UBU4.50Good
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not TriedGoing fast.
Redemption - Hopspur4.50Not Tried
Three Sods - Mon Cheri IPA4.50Not Tried
14 Jul 2018 (Andrew)
Charlie was down and this was our first pub in the Canterbury tour. We sat in the garden and waited for Ian and Martin to arrive.
Otter - Bitter3.60Good
Purity - Pure UBU4.50Not Tried
Redemption - Hopspur4.50Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Beerkeepers5.30Not Tried
Three Sods - Mon Chéri IPA4.50Not Tried
Wild Card - Session IPA3.90Not Tried
Bad Seed - Azacca Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
29 Jun 2018 (Jack William)
Friday evening visit as I saw they had Oakham’s Tranquility on. Busy with familiar and not-so-familiar faces.
Oakham - Tranquility6.50ExcellentSo drinkable for a strong ale - just a tad on the sweet side or this may have got top marks from me.
Fyne - FyneBank4.60ExcellentI was almost dissuaded from tying this as it was described by another customer as having a medicinal flavour. I really liked it - thought it was similar to a peaty malt whisky that had been diluted. yummy.
Mobberley - Boom Juice3.60GoodA good warm up for the Tranquility.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Newby Wyke - Festive Ale3.80Not Tried
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
St Austell - Trelawny3.80Not Tried

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About The New Inn

The pub sign. The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1NP.

A narrow terrace house that was once a Fremlin's pub and now a freehouse. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2017 and 2018.

We have visited this pub 129 times, seen 297 different beers and tried 157 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 1NP